Attack in New York: accused of killing 5 Argentines found guilty

Sayfullo Saipov, the accused of the terrorist attack in New York that on October 31, 2017 cost the lives of eight people, including five Argentines, was found guilty on Thursday of all charges, as announced by the Prosecutor’s Office.

Saipov, 34, originally from Uzbekistan, was facing a total of 28 charges – including murder and terrorism – for having run over several people with a rental truck who were passing through a bicycle lane in the Big Apple, causing which left eight dead and twelve wounded.

The New York bombing trial was the first federal death penalty trial during the administration of US President Joe Biden.

After the verdict, the jury will have to determine if Sayfullo Saipov, who allegedly was inspired by the Islamic State, is finally sentenced to life imprisonment or the death penalty.

The Argentines killed in the attack were Ariel Erlij, Hernán Mendoza, Alejandro Pagnucco, Hernán Ferruchi and Diego Angelini. They were former classmates from the Rosario Polytechnic College. They had made a trip to celebrate 30 years of graduation.

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